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Note: If you have selected "Personalize Card & Envelope," when you open the Personalization Tool, the Card will be labeled as "FRONT" and the Envelope will be labeled as "BACK."

 

 

Standard Tools

Standard Tools are used to add elements to your design. You can add text and images by selecting these tools on the left panel menu. 

 

 A closer look at Design Express Standard Tools

 

Add Text

 

 

 

[Add text]

Select this tool to add text to your design. Once you click on this button, cursor and text box will appear on center of canvas. You can type the text and change formatting using text toolbar (that appears on the right side of design as soon as you select the text tool). Font, color, size, position, and other design elements can be modified using the text toolbar.

 

To delete a text box you have added, click on the text box (the four corners will change to blue once clicked). Delete the text box using your delete key on your computer keypad.

 

Editing Existing Text Boxes 

For card designs that have card personaliztion opens and show "Insert Your Custom Message," double click on the Text Box. It will direct you to a text field where you can type your message.  Click anywhere on the design screen to close the text field and see your message appear on the design. 

 

To delete an existing text box, click on the text box (the four corners will change to blue once clicked). Delete the text box using your delete key on your computer keypad.

 

Add Image

 

[Add image]

 

Select this tool to add image to canvas. Once you click on this button, an image library pane will slide down at the top of the design page.

This tool will allow you to add images that are saved on your computer or device. 

-          Click on Upload New Images to add new images from your device

-         If you are a returning customer and are logged in to your account, you can access saved images by clicking "Get My Uploaded Images."

 

Click into the Image box on your card design.

Then select which image you want to add by clicking the green + sign on the image. 

An image formatting box will pop up. You can crop your image here. If your image is larger than the pre-set image field, click "Use Original Image". The design tool will resize the image to fit in the field. 

 

Once in the card design, stretching, shrinking, or enlarging the image will not affect its proportions. The image tool will rescale it proportionately. 

 

Once you open the required library (after login), you can just drag it and drop on canvas, and the image will appear on the canvas.

  

Top Pane

The Top Pane appears above the Standard Tools Box and Canvas.

 

A Closer Look at Design Express Top Pane

 

Help

 

[Help]

You can open help page using this option. It will bring you to this page. 

 

Product Info

 

[View Product Information]

Clicking on this button will show information of product for which you are creating the design. It will show name of product with all the attributes like, size, papertype, shape, printing options, etc.

  

Preview

[Show PDF Preview]

Use this option to show PDF preview of your design. You need to allow pop-ups to view the preview. If pop-ups are blocked then Design Express will not be able to open the PDF preview.

  

Save

[Save Design]

You can save your unfinished designs and access them later using this option. If you are a registered customer and are logged in, clicking on Save button will save the design in your ‘My Designs’ folder.

If you are not logged in, system will ask you to login using your email id and password registered with Web-to-Print store. In case you are not registered, you can create a new account by clicking on the link provided below email id and password fields.

 

Add to Cart

 

[Add to Cart]

Once you have finished your design, you may use this option to add this product to your cart. Clicking on Add to Cart button will lead you to Shopping Cart, with details of all the products in your cart. 

 


Image Options

As soon as you add new image on canvas or click on an existing image, Image Options toolbar will open. 

 

 

 

Following are the options available:

 

I.            Height & Width

Height

 

Hold the slider handle and drag left or right to decrease or increase the image height respectively. Alternatively, you can click on the plus (+) or minus (-) button to increase or decrease the height of image in steps.

Width

 

Hold the slider handle and drag left or right to decrease or increase the image width respectively. Alternatively, you can click on the plus (+) or minus (-) button to increase or decrease the width of image in steps.

Resize to Best Resolution

 

[Resize image to best resolution]

Clicking on this button will resize image so that it is of best resolution. Generally it is the original image size. The image will be aligned to top-left of canvas.

Rotate

 

You can change the rotation angle of selected image using this option. Clicking on left button will rotate image anticlockwise by five degrees and clicking on right button will rotate image clockwise by five degrees.

 

II.            Alignment

 

Left, Centre, Right Alignment

 

[Align image to left]

  

[Align image centre]

  

[Align image right]

Clicking on this option aligns the image to left, centre, or right of page (horizontally).

 

Top, Middle, Bottom Alignment

 

 [Align image to top]

  

[Align image middle vertically]

  

[Align image to bottom]

Clicking on this option aligns the image to top, middle, bottom of page (vertically). 

  

III.  Advanced

 

X, Y Coordinates (Image Position)

X

[Set X coordinates for top left corner of image] 

Y 

[Set Y coordinates for top left corner of image]

X and Y coordinates determine the position of image on canvas. X and Y specify x and y coordinate of top left corner of image box. Click on the text box of any of X or Y, type the new value and press enter – top left corner of image selection box will be shifted to (x,y) position. Alternatively, you can click on up-down arrows to increase / decrease X, Y values in steps.

 Width

 

[Set width]

Click on the text box of width, type the new value and press enter – width of image will change as per new value. Alternatively, you can click on up-down arrows to increase / decrease width values in steps.

Height

  

[Set height]

Click on the text box of height, type the new value and press enter – height of image will change as per new value. Alternatively, you can click on up-down arrows to increase / decrease height values in steps.

 

Crop

 

[Crop selected image]

Use this option to crop the images. Select the image you want to crop and click on the crop button. Image will open in new popup, in which you can draw a rectangle and select the image area you want to show. Once you select the area, click on crop button on this popup (below scrollbar). The cropped image will be shown on the canvas.

 

 

IV.  Lock or Delete

Lock Object

 

Use this option if you want to lock any image for editing. The locked image cannot be changed. All the editing options will be disabled, image cannot be moved or resized, and no editing will be possible. 

 

Unlock Object

 

Once you click on ‘Lock Object’ button, image is locked and this button changes to ‘Unlock Object’. Clicking on this button will unlock the image again for editing. The image can now be changed. All the editing options will be enabled, image can be moved or resized, and editing will be possible.

 

Delete

 

Clicking on this button will delete the image permanently.

 

Text Options

As soon as you add new text on canvas or click on an existing text, Text Options toolbar will open. 

 

 

 

 

Following are the options available:

I.      General

 

Font Face / Type

[Font: Change the font face]

You can change the font face / type by this option. Click on the drop-down and select the font from the list.

 

Bold

 

[Bold: Make selected text bold]

Clicking on this option will make the selected text bold.

 

Italic

 

[Italic: Italicize the selected text]

This option makes the selected text italic.

 

Font Size

[Font Size: Change the font size]

You can change the font size by this option. Click on the text box, type the new size and press enter – size will be changed. Alternatively, you can click on up-down arrows to increase / decrease font size in steps.

 

Font Size Slider

[Drag to Change Font Size]

You can change the font size by dragging the slider handle of Font Size Slider. Press the left click, and drag the handle by keeping it pressed, and leave it when you reach the required size.

 

II.            Color and Stroke

Fill Color

 

 [Fill color inside text]

Use this option to fill the color inside the text

 

Stroke Color

 

 [Change stroke/outline color]

Use this option to change stroke / outline color of text.

 

Change Opacity

 

[Change opacity of text]

Use this option to change opacity of text. 100 means text is completely opaque, 0 means it is transparent.

 

Stroke Width

[Change stroke/outline width]

You can change the stroke width by this option. Click on the text box, type the new width and press enter – stroke width of text will be changed. Alternatively, you can click on up-down arrows to increase / decrease stroke width in steps.

 

III.            Alignment

Left, Centre, Right Alignment

 

  

[Align text to left]

 

   

[Align text centre]

 

  

[Align text to right]

Clicking on this option aligns the text to left, centre, or right of page (horizontally).

 

Top, Middle, Bottom Alignment

  

 [Align text to top]

 

  

[Align text middle vertically]

 

  

[Align text to bottom]

Clicking on this option aligns the text to top, middle, bottom of page (vertically).

 

Bring to Front

  

 [Bring the selected text in front of all other objects]

Use this option to bring the selected text in front of every other object on canvas.

 

Send to Back

 

 [Send the selected text behind all other objects]

Use this option to send the selected text behind every other object on canvas.

 

IV.            Effects

Flip Horizontal

  

 [Flip text horizontally (mirror image)]

When you click this option, selected text will be flipped horizontally and its mirror image will be shown.

 

Flip Vertical

  

 [Flip text vertically (pond image)]

When you click this option, selected text will be flipped vertically (like reflection in a pond).

 

Blur

  

 [Change Gaussian blur value]

You can change the Gaussian blur value of selected text using this option. Click on the text box of blur value, type the new value and press enter – blur value of text will be changed. Alternatively, you can click on up-down arrows to increase / decrease blur value in steps.

 

V.            Advanced

 

X, Y Coordinates (Text Position)

  X

 [Set X coordinates for top left corner of text] 

 

 [Set Y coordinates for top left corner of text] 

X and Y coordinates determine the position of text on canvas. X and Y specify x and y coordinate of top left corner of text box. Click on the text box of any of X or Y, type the new value and press enter – top left corner of text selection box will be shifted to (x,y) position. Alternatively, you can click on up-down arrows to increase / decrease X, Y values in steps.

 

Rotation Angle

  

 [Rotate text]

You can change the rotation angle of selected text using this option. Click on the text box of rotation angle, type the new value and press enter – text will be rotated with the specified angle. Alternatively, you can click on up-down arrows to increase / decrease rotation angle in steps.

 

VI.            Lock or Delete

 

Lock Text

 

 [Lock text for editing]

Use this option if you want to lock any text for editing. The locked text cannot be changed; no characters can be added or deleted. All the editing options will be disabled, text cannot be moved or resized, and no editing will be possible. 

 

Unlock Text

[Unlock text for editing]

Once you click on ‘Lock Text’ button, text is locked and this button changes to ‘Unlock Text’. Clicking on this button will unlock the text again for editing. The text can now be changed; characters can be added or deleted. All the editing options will be enabled, text can be moved or resized, and editing will be possible.

 

 

Delete

  

 [Delete selected text]

Clicking on this button will delete the text permanently.

 

 

Zoom

 

You can magnify or reduce the design view to a specified zoom level by shifting the slider to right and left side respectively.  The value at the top left of zoom bar shows the current zoom level.

Alternatively, you can also click on Zoom-In or Zoom-Out buttons outside the zoom bar:

 

Zoom In

 

[Zoom in by 50%]

Clicking on this button will increase the canvas size by 50%. Scrollbars will appear if size of canvas will be more than the screen size.

 

Zoom Out

 

[Zoom out by 50%]

Clicking on this button will decrease the canvas size by 50%.

 

Fit to Canvas

 

[Fit to Canvas]

Clicking on this button will fit the canvas into available canvas area.

 

Fit to Canvas

[Scale to 100%]

Clicking on this button will resize the canvas to its 100% size.